The Little Epicurean

Jun 30 2016

Watermelon Margarita Float

These watermelon margarita floats are a bright and refreshing summer entertaining beverage. With the addition of watermelon sorbet, these margaritas are more than just a cocktail! 

Watermelon Margarita Float

During the summer, there’s nothing quite as refreshing as biting into a icy cold watermelon. Just thinking about watermelons already makes my mouth water.

What’s the deal with watermelons these days? I can’t seem to find watermelon WITH seeds anywhere. I miss the watermelons I ate as a kid studded with black seeds. As a child, were you told that if you ate the seeds you’d grow a watermelon in your belly? Ever the skeptic, I ate dozens of seeds for verification. What did I learn? Adults lie to kids ALL THE TIME.

Nowadays it seems like seedless watermelons are all I can find. One day when I live in a house with a yard, I’ll grow some heirloom variety of seeded watermelons. And I won’t tell any future kids/nieces/nephews about the watermelon seeds growing in your belly story. I’ll scare them into helping me with the garden/cleaning instead.)

Watermelon Margarita Float (Watermelon Sorbet)

Jun 27 2016

Cereal Milk Tres Leches Cake

Cereal Milk Tres Leches Cake

This is not your ordinary tres leches cake. This cereal milk tres leches cake is infused with the sweet flavors of your favorite breakfast cereal! This weekend we celebrated Alex’s birthday! Of course when you live with me, multiple birthday cakes are the norm. So far we’ve enjoyed this strawberry lemon olive oil cake, this...

Jun 25 2016

Strawberry Lemon Olive Oil Cake

Strawberry Lemon Olive Oil Cake

Strawberry lemon olive oil cake: three layers of lemon olive oil cake lightly frosted with strawberry whipped cream. This brightly flavored cake is easy to make yet definitely stands out on a dessert table. It’s an ideal cake to showcase summer’s berries.   Things rarely go according to plan. I’m the type of person that is...

Jun 22 2016

Kiwi Coconut Popsicles

Kiwi Coconut Popsicles

Simply made with 3 ingredients, these kiwi coconut popsicles are a must for summer. Creamy and sweet with just a kick of tartness, these frozen pops are sure to keep your taste buds happy!  It’s #PopsicleWeek! It’s a deliciously glorious week devoted to frozen treats on a stick and it couldn’t have arrived at...

Jun 20 2016

Mint Mojito Coffee Ice Cream

Mint Mojito Coffee Ice Cream

Mint mojito coffee ice cream: a frozen, sweet, and creamy way to cool down this summer!  Summer is here. It’s the first official day of summer and it’s already in the triple digits here in Los Angeles. Oy vey. No complaints. I love summer. Longer days, lots of sunshine, and most importantly, my birthday is...

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